Even in moderation, alcohol may be hard on your heart. A new study finds that having as little as one to three alcoholic drinks per day may increase your risk for atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). Here's why.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you may be wondering what comes next. Most often, the answer is surgery — which can treat the cancer while providing a “new normal.”
Little has been known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. Researchers at Iowa State University conducted a 15-year study of more than 55,000 adults and found that runners had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Here's why.
When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, doctors carefully determine how far the cancer has progressed – and that information guides treatment options.
When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, there’s a trend in the U.S., and it’s not a good one. This disease of the “food tube” is on the rise. Know your risk factors, including acid reflux.
The diagnosis of achalasia, a rare swallowing disorder, can be scary — but treatment doesn’t have to be. Many options are available, including medication and newer surgical approaches.
Modern digital imaging allows surgeons to treat previously inoperable conditions; wired operating rooms give instant access to technology during a procedure
Anyone with high blood pressure should aim for a low-salt diet, but a heart doctor says healthy people don't have to worry as much about salt.
Calling all athletes: Learn why doctors sometimes recommend an electrocardiogram as a heart health benchmark before you hit the field, track or courts.